Saturday, September 22, 2012

Going Deeper: Global Energy Demand to Drive Growth in Deepwater Rigs

RIO DE JANEIRO–Global energy needs will continue to drive demand for the specialized drilling rigs needed to tap ever-deeper offshore oil fields through the end of the decade, fueling increases in daily...

September 22, 2012
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ensco Takes Delivery of Final ENSCO 8500 Semisubmersible, Added to S&P 500

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) took delivery of the seventh and final rig in the ENSCO 8500 Series® on 30 July at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, where all the...

August 1, 2012
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Deepwater Champion Transocean seatrial drillship
Engineering News

Rolls Royce Thrusters Chosen For New Deep Water Drillships

Seadrill has again specified Rolls-Royce thrusters for three drillships to be built by Samsung in Korea. Each vessel will be equipped with six azimuth thrusters, each rated at 4,500kW. A...

July 25, 2012
Total Views: 14

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Engineering News

ABB Wins $80 Million Order From Samsung Heavy Industries

ABB announced Thursday that it has recently won an order worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries to supply energy efficient drives, motors and electrical power systems for five drilling...

June 28, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ensco Exercises Option for Seventh DP3 Drillship

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) said Monday it has exercised one of it’s two options for a DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship, citing rising customer demand and favorable day rates.  The vessel, the...

June 26, 2012
Total Views: 38

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ABS to Class New Ensco DS-8 Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

ABS says it has been selected by Ensco as the class society for a new advanced-capability, ultra deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd (SHI)...

May 17, 2012
Total Views: 3

Friday, April 6, 2012
ensco DS-8
Engineering News

ENSCO Orders Drillship with Retractable Thrusters!?

At first it looked like just another drillship order. Samsung Heavy wins a $645 million order to build a DP3 drillship for ENSCO, however buried in the middle of the press...

April 6, 2012
Total Views: 51

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Harassed In Shipyard – Maine Maritime Alumnus Sues Second Largest Driller

The United States Merchant Marine is an industry which attracts the country’s most dedicated and hardy workers. But even a few of the most rugged of high school students find...

February 16, 2012
Total Views: 35

Monday, December 12, 2011
Press Releases

Keppel to deliver sixth ultra-deepwater semi to Ensco over the past 42 months

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling rigs to Ensco (NYSE: ESV) safely, on...

December 12, 2011
Total Views: 2

Monday, October 17, 2011

Drilling Pact Brings Ensco Newbuild Semi-Sub To Gulf Of Mexico

UK offshore contractor Ensco says it has teamed up with drilling giants Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in a deal to send its newbuild ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, ENSCO 8505, to Gulf...

October 17, 2011
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ensco Completes Pride Aquisition

Ensco Now World’s Second Largest Offshore Driller LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) announced the completion of its acquisition of Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) after both companies received overwhelming...

May 31, 2011
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US Interior Secretary Says Impressed With Offshore Oil Industry Safety

OFFSHORE GULF OF MEXICO (Dow Jones)–During a trip to a floating drilling rig in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that he was impressed...

April 13, 2011
Total Views: 3

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Engineering News

Keppel wins US$440 million twin jackup rig contract from Ensco

Innovative KFELS Super A Class design gains traction in high-specification rig market Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract to build two enhanced KFELS Super A Class harsh...

February 10, 2011
Total Views: 1

Ensco Deep-Ocean-Clarion

CEO Clarifies His Motives – ENSCO Purchased Pride For Its ‘Employees & Customers, Not Rigs’

HOUSTON-(Dow Jones)- London drilling company Ensco PLC (ESV) is buying rival Pride International Inc. (PDE) rather than ordering its own new drilling rigs in order to gain access to the...

February 10, 2011
Total Views: 0


Offshore Drillers Rise In Wake Of Ensco Buyout Of Pride

Shares of offshore drillers Atwood Oceanics Inc. (ATW) and Rowan Cos Inc. (RDC), among others, jumped as Ensco PLC’s (ESV) $7.3 billion deal for Pride International Inc. (PDE) lifted the...

February 10, 2011
Total Views: 1

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ensco to Acquire Pride International

LONDON & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) and Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Ensco will...

February 7, 2011
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fatalities aboard north sea workboat

Shipping Times tells us of a tragic incident in the North Sea; he Viking Islay, a 53 metre emergency response and rescue vessel, was supporting the Ensco 92 drilling rig...

September 26, 2007
Total Views: 2